John Marwood Cleese was born in 1939 in Weston-Super-Mare. He studied Law at Cambridge University and has since enjoyed an extraordinary career in comedy, theatre, film and television. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and four Monty Python films including Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian. In the mid-1970s, Cleese co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He has appeared in many other films, including the James Bond films, Harry Potter and Shrek and has guest-starred in numerous TV shows.
A sincere and thoughtful guide to creativity, and a very useful
*BBC Radio 2*
'[A] humorous and practical guide . . . Whether you're hoping to write a novel or paint a masterpiece, you're sure to feel inspired'
A versatile entertainer shares encouraging advice. . . his candour is endearing. An upbeat guide to the creative process.
Wise words on the serious business of being silly.
*Sunday Business Post (Ireland)*
Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, John Cleese shares his insights into the nature of the creative process, and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing in this humorous and practical guide.
*Daily Eastern Press*